Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday criticized National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden as “outrageous” and “completely unacceptable.”
“I say that as someone who was a member of the National Security Council working in the White House and getting daily briefings from the CIA,” he said at McGill University in Montreal, as quoted by the Vancouver Sun.
“He has revealed evidence of what appears to be crimes against the Constitution of the United States,” he said of Snowden.
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